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December 19, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

Mississippi Museum To Close, Send 175+ Cars To Auction

The Tupelo Automobile Museum is closing and after a quick Google search learned that Tupelo is a town in Northeast Mississippi of 38,114. It is also the birthplace of Elvis, home to The Elvis Presley Museum and until next spring the home to an extensive car collection house at the Tupelo Automobile Museum.

Opening in 2002 the museum’s history dates back to 1974 when founder Frank Spain bought his first antique car. After that he would spend nearly three decades curating the collection, along with Max Berryhill, which would eventually all come to be housed at the museum. Now, 45 years after his quest began, the collection will be entirely disbanded and sold at auction with all the proceeds going to charity.

One doesn’t have to be a mind reader to know what you’re thinking, what sort of cars could a town of under 40,000 in Northeast Mississippi have? The answer, amazing one. From cars once gifted to friends by Elvis to a 1948 Tucker, of which only about 50 were ever made and regularly fetch over a million at auction. From 1886 with a Benz to 1994 with a Dodge Viper the museum houses over 175 vehicles representing each decade in between, displayed in chronological order.

The cars will find their new forever homes in late April, 25-27, with Bonhams Auctioneers taking point.

Here is a list of displayed cars in the collection: A full list can be seen here.

1886 Benz
1899 Knox Porcupine
1902 Olds
1903 Cadillac
1904 Reo
1904 White Steamer Model D
1905 Delauney Belleville
1906 Queen
1907 International High Wheeler
1907 Ford Model R
1908 Glide
1908 Firestone Columbus
1910 Paterson
1910 Haynes Model 19
1911 Brush
1911 Sears Buggy
1912 Cartercar
1913 Westcott
1913 Minerva Knight
1914 Saxon
1915 Trumbull
1915 Studebaker
1915 Lozier
1915 Winton
1916 Owen Magnetic
1916 Auburn Chummy
1917 Hupmobile
1917 Pierce Arrow
1918 Stanley Steamer
1920 Apperson Jackrabbit V-8
1921 Packard Twin 6 Town Car
1921 Wasp 1923 Brewster
1923 Marmon
1926 Hispano Suiza
1927 Ford “T”
1927 Stutz
1928 Franklin
1928 Hispano Suiza Town Car
1929 Pierce Arrow
1920 Cord L-29
1929 Packard
1929 Duesenberg Model J
1931 Rolls Royce
1931 Lincoln Town Car
1932 Nash 8-Cyl
1933 Morgan Trike
1935 Packard
1936 Lagonda
1936 Bentley
1937 Chrysler Air Flow
1937 Alvis
1938 MG
1939 Cadillac V-16 Limo
1939 Graham
1939 Ford Convertible
1940 Buick Super Convertible
1941 Lincoln Zephyr
1941 Ford Woodie Wagon
1948 Tucker
1948 Jaguar Mark IV Convertible
1949 Triumph 2000
1951 Talbot Logo T-26
1953 Chevrolet 210 Convertible
1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
1954 Kaiser Darrin Convertible
1954 Chrysler Imperial
1954 Mercury Sun Valley
1955 Messerschmit
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
1955 Jaguar XK 140
1957 Dodge Royale Convertible
1957 Corvette Convertible S.C.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
1957 BMW Isetta
1957 Ford Skyliner
1958 Packard
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
1960 Mercedes 190 Convertible
1963 Leslie Special Convertible (Great Race Car)
1964 Avanti S.C.
1964 Mustang Convertible
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible
1967 Roth Wishbone
1967 Mercedes 300 SE/C
1967 Citroen 2CV
1969 Corvette
1970 Lincoln
1971 Dodge Charger
1972 Mercedes 450SL Convertible
1974 Volkswagen Super
1974 Jensen Interceptor Convertible
1974 Porsche 914 Convertible
1976 Lincoln Mark IV (Elvis)
1977 Corvette
1977 Pontiac Trans Am
1981 Delorean DMC
1982 Barister Corvette (Liberace)
1982 Maserati Quattroporte
1983 Camarovette
1984 Aston Martin Lagonda
1985 Triton Aero Car
1986 Jaguar XJS
1994 Dodge Viper (12 Miles)

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